Society

Are millennials a ‘lost’ generation?

“How is it that these days one kilogram of meat is barely enough for a household of like four people, yet back in the day, our parents fed about 12 people with one kilogram and it seemed enough?”, someone asked on Facebook. From a millennial’s point of view, what our parents...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 9:54pm

Seka Live returns for fourth edition

With three successful seasons under its belt, the ‘Seka Live’ comedy series can only get better. Now organisers have announced July 1 as the date for the 4th edition, and the venue remains the same — the outside marquee at Kigali Serena Hotel. ‘Seka Live’ is a...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 9:13pm

The era of deadbeat dads

Every third Sunday of June is designated Father’s Day and each year on this day, people around the world find various ways to honour the fathers and father-figures in their lives. Unfortunately, we live in times when more and more mothers are playing both their role and that of the father...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 8:44pm

Discover your adventurous side

I always thought I was fairly acquainted with my country, however, I am not. Warmly known as “the land of a thousand hills”, Rwanda is small but fast-growing, and whereas many of us grew up here, we are yet to discover what this green nation has to offer. When people talk about...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 8:23pm

WORD HAS IT...

Iradukunda, Bashabe for Washington DC festival        Iradukunda                                   Bashabe  Reigning Miss Rwanda Liliane Iradukunda and local socialite Kate Bashabe...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 8:04pm

The long and short of the mini skirt debate

Recently, there was a debate on social media, which involved two ministers, about a photo of students who appeared to be wearing short skirts popularly known as ‘mini skirts’.  Many people defended the girls after an article written by a local news website questioned the...

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 12:19am

‘Female journalists are afraid of exposure,’ says RBA’s Bibio

Egide Ingabire Bibio is a news anchor and producer at Rwanda Television who has graced Television screens for over five years. She is also the president of the Association of Rwandese Female Journalists [ARFEM] that brings Rwandan female journalists to boost their voice and participation in the...

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 12:06am

My thoughts on Paternity Leave

So, Lawmaker sin Nigeria recently rejected a Bill to legalise Paternity Leave on cultural grounds! They feared some Dads would end up demanding more than two weeks in the event that they had several children in a given year, considering that polygamy is alive and well in Africa’s most...

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 12:00am

Policing of Women’s Bodies in the Name of Culture

An article was recently published and it played into the same old narrative about how girls and women should dress, and in this case the article expressed concern about the dress code of teenage girls in secondary schools, or more accurately how they spurned school dress codes to wear short...

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 11:57pm

Don’t revive a relationship for wrong reasons

  Love starts. Human nature prevails. Love ends. Human nature prevails. You want to get back together. And I am all for reconciliation and forgiveness but not all relationships are supposed to be revived. So if you’re going to back together with someone, make sure you are not doing it...

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 11:50pm

Which team will win the 2017/18 Azam Rwanda Premier league?

With only four matches remaining to the end of the 2017/18 football season, APR, which has won the league trophy 18 times has just a 3 point lead at the top of the league table while AS Kigali is seeking to win their first league trophy. While APR has years of experience in title run ins, it is...

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 11:43pm

Catching the World Cup fever

For the next month, the eyes of the world will be glued to the 2018 FIFA World Cup football bonanza that started in Russia yesterday. Fans’ hearts and minds will be with their favourite teams in a sporting tradition that has been known to inflame passions in traditional football fans and...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 8:52am

Kigali grocery shopping situation

Kigali is really going to teach me how to plan, budget and shop ahead. Unlike in the past where I would bump into vegetable sellers in every corner, in Kigali I have to embark on a whole journey before I find a grocery stall. You must really look to find one because groceries are not sold...

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 10:41pm

WORD HAS IT...

Did Kamichi get married? Word reaching our desk is that local afro beat singer Adolphe Bagabo, alias Kamichi, recently tied the knot in the US where he is currently based. We are told that the singer married a Rwandan US-based lady in a civil ceremony held in Knoxville, Tennessee, though...

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 10:26pm

WORD HAS IT...

What is going on with Mc Tino? Former TBB member, MC Tino is rumoured to have been warming up to the idea of ‘tying the knot’ with his girlfriend sometime this year; however, that dream is alleged to have been squashed by financial problems. In the recent past, this singer...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 10:52am

Kagabo shares his experience organising cultural events

Jaques Kagabo is the co-founder of Rwanda Updates an events management and multimedia company. He is also the chairman of Rwanda Young Generation Forum.  He began as an event’s organiser ten years ago, right after his high school and has never looked back since. He is the man behind the...

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 10:27pm

When you ask for forgiveness

A friend of mine who messed up pretty badly in his previous relationship suddenly realized that his ex-girlfriend is ‘the one’. So he went on a mission to win back her heart. He called her but she didn’t pick up. He sent her a long text asking for forgiveness, asking to be given...

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 10:19pm

A reflection on Karl Marx in the 21st century

Now more than ever we are talking about artificial intelligence and robots, and their impact on business and the future of work. Surprisingly, or not, Marx’s economic theory based on the labour theory of value: that the value of a good is the necessary labour time to make it, tackles...

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 10:16pm

Parenting through the eyes of a single father

It was 3am. He was awakened by the persistent crying of the baby in the next room. As he reluctantly got out of bed, the crying increased — how long had she been crying? He wondered.  Five, maybe 10 minutes, he couldn’t tell.  He got to the baby’s room, gently...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 11:56am

How to adjust to life as a single father

Is there a more challenging transition for a man than to become a new single dad with children at home? Whether you lose your spouse and the mother of your kids to death or because of a divorce and/or abandonment, adjusting to the new reality of things is a major and life-changing task. Many newly...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 8:34pm